Migrate QMS Data to a GWAVA 4 SMTP Appliance (Linux)

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  • 06-May-2009
  • 07-Aug-2017


GWAVA 4 SMTP Appliance
Build 117 and above


My old GWAVA 4 scanner was on a Linux system. How can I migrate the QMS data over?


The normal migration script for the Appliance can only be used to transfer the QMS data from a Netware system that was running GWAVA 4 to the new Appliance. There is no script that will migrate the data from a GWAVA 4 system that is running on Linux. However, the data can be transferred if ssh is enable on both systems. For the Appliance, ssh can be enabled at the time of install or later through the Appliance control page in the Web Interface.

The QMS data is located under /opt/beginifinite/gwava/services/qms/data. The contents of that directory will need to be transferred. To transfer the data, use the following steps:

1) Unload QMS on both the original Linux server and the new Appliance server. Use this command on both servers:

rcgwavaman stop gwavaqms

2) Change to the qms directory on your original server:

G4SMTP:~ # cd /opt/beginfinite/gwava/services/qms/

3) Use the scp command to transfer the data:

G4SMTP:/opt/beginfinite/gwava/services/qms # scp –r data IP:/opt/beginfinite/gwava/services/qms/

"IP" is the IP address of the server you are transferring the mail to, in this case, the IP address of the GWAVA 4 SMTP Appliance. You will be prompted for the Appliance’s password before the transfer starts. The results of each file transfer will be printed to the screen. This can be a lengthy process depending on how much data was in the old QMS and how fast the connection is between the two servers. Thus, you should avoid performing this transfer during peak hours.

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1249.